Thursday, 8 November 2012

R2D2 Christmas Stocking


I am *so* excited about this project! It is an R2-D2 inspired Christmas stocking for my Star Wars obsessed husband! I am even more excited since I won't show my husband until Christmas Day [i.e. shush if you know him!] and I need to share somewhere!


We love starting new family traditions, such as special Christmas dinners, having a real Christmas tree and when we open presents... And this is our latest: personalised stockings!


I created the main body by tracing round an existing stocking, and creating the front from white fleece, and the back from blue felt.


All the detailing is cut from felt (brilliant because it's quick and easy and doesn't fray) and machine stitched on. Whilst it is not a carbon copy of R2-D2, noone can say it is not inspired by him! I simply referenced images with the fabric in front of me, and eye balled sizes and positions. The only template I made was for those difficult shaped blue pieces in the middle!


I love the finished stocking. It's got a really nice quality feel to it, and I know it will last. It's big enough to fit decent sized items, but not so big it will never be filled! It feels quirky with the shapes and stitching not being perfectly straight, but I love the feel it gives. Love it!


Have you seen my other Star Wars projects?
Star Wars Snowflakes

Why not have a look at the other crafts in my Christmas category...

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    1. Please if anyone nows were I can purchase a r2d2 stocking from I will be very greatful
      Please contact on email
      loulouuk1@hot mail.co.uk

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  2. Wow! That is one amazing stocking Helen! No wonder you are bursting to share it! Fabulous idea and brilliant design!
    Ali x

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    1. Thanks Ali, I thought you might like it! :)
      Helen x

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  3. I love anything Star Wars tbh and this is very cute indeed! I am also looking forward to exploring your blog - especially the art pages :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    1. Thank you! You might like looking through my Star Wars tag too: http://creativechaosart.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/star%20wars
      Helen x

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  4. That is one cool stocking! I'm sure your husband will love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. My son would LOVE that!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This is so very cute! What a fun idea, especially for a Star Wars fan.

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  7. How fun! I love the idea of making personalized stockings for each other :)

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    1. Thank you! It will definitely be fun :)
      Helen x

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! You did an amazing job--it looks great, and any Star Wars fan would go crazy for it. Great job!

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  9. This is SOOOO cool. What an amazing gift for a Star Wars fan. Awesome work.

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

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  10. This is awesome, my BF would love one!

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  11. So amazing! Marking this to maybe do for my husband next year!

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  12. This is so nerdy cute. I love it! Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

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  13. The Force is Strong with this one! BRAVO, GIRLFRIEND. This is my favorite Dare to DIY project this week. Much LOVE!

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  14. Totally cool stocking! I love unique Christmas crafts!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

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